wheat berries?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bawkbawk, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. bawkbawk

    bawkbawk Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a few bags of wheat berries that we got from our CSA this past spring. Can I give them to the chickens? Can they handle the whole grain, or should it be sprouted or cooked first (my husband thinks I'm crazy--cooking for the chickens!).
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Oh dear- I'd be searching for whole wheat bread recipes that use the berries as well. I used to work in a bakery that sold 100% whole wheat bread with wheat berries- it was heavenly!

    On to chickens? I'd sprout them first, and do it all winter or until you run out. Fresh greens in the winter, yum.
     
  3. the lemon tree

    the lemon tree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I buy wheat berries, both to sprout and to grow wheatgrass. It's super nutritious and my chickens love it!
     

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